Glocal Outreach is a non-profit 501c3 Christian organization that was founded by Pastor Brian Park. Pastor Brian was born in Riverside and has lived here over 50 years. Brian believes God has called him to this city where he has been in full time ministry for the past 28 years. Pastor Brian believes God has called all of us to GO and make a difference in the world, but sometimes we are to GO to our own city! Pastor Brian has been married to his wife D’Ann for 28 years and they have two children, Rebecca, Joshua and their son-in-law David.
Our vision is based on the Parable of the
Good Samaritan, found in Luke 10…
"A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.' Jesus said, "Which of these do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"… They replied, "The one who had mercy on him."… Jesus told them, "Go and do likewise."
When we see something, we try and do something. Glocal Outreach can't solve it all, but that doesn't give us an excuse to not try. The Good Samaritan did not solve all the issues of homelessness and abuse, but he did help this one man!